Better Breakfast Ideas for the New Year

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It's a new year and we've been trying to find new ideas for breakfast. Mornings are always busy with trying to get kids around and ready for school so having quick, fun, and yummy ideas for breakfast is really important in our house. So when we were asked to try the new Aussie Style Yogurt ...

Grace Thomas inspired Ratatouille Recipe

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Today' s ratatouille dish is inspired by  American Girl 2015 Girl of The Year- Grace Thomas. Grace is an adorable brunette doll with a side bang, beautiful blue eyes and freckles.  She has a passion for baking, dreams of opening her own bakery, gets an amazing opportunity to visit France and she is available now ...

Reese’s Pieces Valentine Jar

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My dad (and my husband) has always loved chocolate and peanut butter.  I remember watching ET withOUT my dad at the movies, and thinking how he'd be really excited that his fave candy, Reese's Pieces, were in a movie.  Dad's birthday's around Valentine's Day, and I can't help but always think of sweet things to ...

Kid Friendly Overnight Oatmeal

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Get those Kids in The Kitchen with this simple AND delicious recipe. Only 4 ingredients make this Kid Friendly Overnight Oatmeal a snap!  This one is a great one for filling those bellies before a busy day on the slopes, building snowmen, etc. or just playing outside after a snowfall!  Who doesn't love  chocolate and ...

{Good for you} Triple Chocolate Brownies

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This post brought to you by AllWhites Egg Whites. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Trying to lose weight is a common resolution.  Trying to detox after holiday yummies is also a common resolution- and struggle.  Some of us struggle more than others (read: me). I like to taper down ...

American Girl Valentines

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Got a girl who loves her American Girl dolls?  I know both of mine do- and most of their friends! Here are some a-doll-able Valentines that they can share with all of their friends- and their dolls!! Click to download here: american-girl-valentines or click on the image of the cards. Happy Valentine's Day!     Check out our fun Hipster ...

{Free} Printable Hipster Valentines

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I LOVE Valentine's Day with kids.  I've not always been so enamored with it as an adult, but with my kids? I adore it.  Je t'adore!  Me gusto mucho!   Mostly, because it's a day to celebrate friendship and get punny and funny, sweet, sappy and cute cards, plus...candy.  Or not.  Either way- here are ...

Strawberry Passionfruit Chia Smoothie

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I am trying to work on filling, healthy breakfasts and snacks.  I'm usually rushing around in the morning getting kids where they need to be and my husband out the door, without forgetting any important things anyone needs.  I always get my coffee, but it's a rare morning when I get myself a healthy breakfast! ...

Winter weather and your car

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Today's important message is..... Don’t Let Winter Weather Wreck Your Car  The freezing temperatures, frigid winds and piles of ice and snow that winter brings can wreak havoc on any car. Periodic checks allow you to make the small adjustments needed to prevent major repairs (and accidents). Think of it this way.  When the seasons change, we generally ...

Four Tips to Make Reading Fun for Kids

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If you were to ask a teacher, they will tell you one of the hardest things they see is kids who are not reading at their potential. I had a lengthy conversation with one of my kid’s elementary school teachers about this subject. He said it was heartbreaking to see kids coming into his classroom ...